Curriculum and IT leaders need to work together toward a common goal.
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When IT Directors, Managers and SysAdmins are introduced as "the school techies" by school leaders because they don't give a hoot to remember a person's role in the school is a major faux pas, and immediately lets everyone know they are not in tune with the times. While embarrassing for me, it's worse for the school. After 10 years you'd think ...
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TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy
Researchers are discovering just how powerful an effect a good story can have on the brain, and not just in terms of entertainment. A memorable yarn can also help us retain important information, both in casual and formal learning settings.
The writer's example of Hemingway's famous six-word story, "For sale: Baby Shoes. Never worn." reminds us of how powerful and creative our minds can become to imagine the story, desire to know more about the story, feel the emotion of the story. Four good examples in usage (blogs, radio, websites) given at bottom of article. Next question: How do you become a great storyteller?
As students work on a teacher-made Classkick assignment on their iPads, teachers see every students' work progressing all at once. Students can privately raise hands, teachers give individualized, real-time student feedback, and so much more.
Classroom teachers and technology innovation has been a hot topic for many, many years. It doesn’t have to be stressful trying to learn something new. Approaching new technology with a plan in place will help you to become a master at technology in the classroom and will reduce the stress that naturally comes with trying to learn new technology.
This unique publication explores the potential benefits, pitfalls, future trends and learning outcomes for 10 hot topics in education, providing you with a warts-and-all view of how they can impact a school and, ultimately, the learning experience of the pupil.
Useful all-in-one guide. Interesting in seeing the ads reflect a lot of the additional costs required or utilized to have a smooth running program. What I would really like to see someday is a guide to IT infrastructure cost - something that just lays it out there and says, "If you wanna do this, it'll cost around $50,000. If you wanna do that, oh, that'll cost about $150,000."
It is quickly becoming a non-negotiable for all classrooms to leverage social media in order to communicate with families and other classrooms—thus engaging others in the daily lives of students. While simply posting “fun” photos is a start, this novelty wears off quickly, and as a result, we must t
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Branding your classroom with social media. I like that!
Have you ever needed to download music or video files to your iPad or iPhone? The lack of a dedicated file structure on the iPad is an often maligned feature that leads some to turn against the iPad as a tool for the classroom, but it shouldn’t. At least not when there are free apps like Documents by Readdle, which have been created to help fill that void. It is one of the few genuine five star apps in the App Store, and here’s why.
Professionally made templates. Easy to use. Requires upgrade to use all templates of which I'm guessing is about 75% of them. The free ones are just as good. Education pricing is based on per classroom use at US$99 per year. You'll probably spend more on toner cartridges if you print them out!
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